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The Good Friends of Jackson Elias is an irregular podcast devoted to the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, horror movies and horror gaming in general. It is hosted by Paul Fricker, Matthew Sanderson and Scott Dorward, three freelance writers who have worked on the new edition of Call of Cthulhu and other horror roleplaying games.



Episodes are usually built around a particular theme, always centred on our shared love of all things dark and horrifying.

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Paul Fricker, Matthew Sanderson and Scott Dorward

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    • 5.0, 65 Ratings

The Good Friends of Jackson Elias is an irregular podcast devoted to the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game, horror movies and horror gaming in general. It is hosted by Paul Fricker, Matthew Sanderson and Scott Dorward, three freelance writers who have worked on the new edition of Call of Cthulhu and other horror roleplaying games.



Episodes are usually built around a particular theme, always centred on our shared love of all things dark and horrifying.

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5.0 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

A.E. Jonesy ,

A Call of Cthulhu Masterclass

Scott Dorward, Paul Fricker, and Matt Sanderson are three of the greatest minds working in horror games right now, and their show is a masterclass on running them. They've written some of the best Call of Cthulhu scenarios of the last decade or so, and their insights into the craft of running a game are more helpful than any game book out there. Even if you're not a role-player, they have excellent taste in horror films and stories, and their episodes on weird fiction and movies are just as great as their episode on games. And you may even become a tabletop gamer after listening to enough of their shows--they're that good. I've listened to every episode multiple times, and I've become a better player and GM because of it. Some of my favorite episodes are ones where they talk about other roleplaying games they enjoy, and I've discovered so many great games I may have otherwise not encountered. I had the pleasure of meeting all of them in person this summer, and even got to game with Matt while playing Paul's amazing Call of Cthulhu scenario, "Gatsby and the Great Race." Here's to many more episodes! Ia! Ia!

The Final Sam ,

The Best Podcast About Lovecraft!

I discovered this podcast from a reddit thread and since the night I heard their siren call, I've been working my way through the archive. I love hearing them talk about Lovecraft and horror. Listening to this pod is like sitting with friends. Good Friends, one might say...
If you like Lovecraft, roleplaying games, and talks of horror and what makes it tick, please give this pod a try! Fantastic job, guys!

TheGreatStoneFace ,

A wonderful Call of Cthulhu podcast

I have been thoroughly enjoying picking and choosing episodes of the podcast to listen to. I always know that the three hosts will have put in an enormous amount of research into whatever topic they choose to discuss. The hosts have a wealth of experience, having played and created rpg scenarios for decades. A gem of a podcast.

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